The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce may have had its first centenary event last week but the planning continues for our other landmark dates in 2016.
Next up is a match sponsorship package at Fylde Rugby Club on 20th February when they host Blaydon at Woodlands Memorial Ground.
March sees three events with the first a House of Commons reception on 2nd March, followed 24 hours later by the British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) Annual Conference.
Preston Grasshoppers’ home game with Luctonians on 5th March is the month’s final event as the Chamber has another match sponsorship deal.
There are another trio of celebration events in April, the first which is on the 22nd when the Chamber sponsors the Lytham St George’s Day annual business lunch.
Twenty-four hours later and it’s a third match sponsorship with Deepdale the venue as Preston North End entertain Burnley in the Sky Bet Championship.
The last day in April sees the Chamber heading to Bloomfield Road for a fourth match sponsorship of 2016 as Blackpool host Wigan Athletic.
There is also a centenary black tie business dinner on 19th May, ahead of the Dragon Boat Challenge on 5th June and Preston Armed Forces Day taking place on 25th June.
This year’s BIBAs (Be Inspired Business Awards) ceremony is on 16th September with the Winckley Square dedication due to be held in October.
Preston’s Christmas Lights switch-on is on 12th November before this year’s events conclude with the Chamber’s annual AGM and lunch on 24th November.